all press releases

  • 12/03/14
    UHC has released an enhanced version of SpendLINK®, its supply chain business intelligence tool that provides data-driven insights to help health care organizations analyze total spend, identify cost savings, and benchmark supply chain performance.The updated SpendLINK® features an intuitive new interface that has been optimized to enable users to quickly navigate key reports, easily visualize trends in their supply chain data, and pinpoint areas of opportunity. Underscoring the need formore...
  • 11/13/14
    UHC welcomes Laurance A. Reed as vice president, Member Insights, in UHC’s Member Relations and Insights department.Reed will be responsible for the development and enhancement of strategic partnerships with executive and clinical leaders at UHC member academic medical centers. He will identify members’ needs and priorities and facilitate value-added access to UHC programs and subject-matter expertise that can help them maximize their improvement opportunities.“We welcome Laurance to UHC,”more...
  • 11/03/14
    Novation, the health care services company for the members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC, today commended the Health Care Supply Chain Association’s (HSCA) Committee for Healthcare eStandards (CHeS) for its launch of the Total Visibility Project. The project establishes a data synchronization best practice for product information that will improve patient safety and efficiency in the health care supply chainmore...
  • 11/02/14
    MedAssets, Inc. and Pamplona Capital Management today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Pamplona will acquire MedAssets for $31.35 per share in cash. The purchase price represents a 44.5% premium to the 30 trading day volume weighted average price of MedAssets common stock and an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion."Since February, our executive leadership team has been developing and implementing our business transformation and value creation planmore...
  • 10/27/14
    UHC and AVIA announced that CaptureProof is the winner of the second UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. The Startup Challenge was a live competition held at the UHC Annual Conference 2014, “Revolution,” on October 24, in Las Vegas, NV. CaptureProof will receive a $10,000 grand prize and advisory support from UHC and AVIA for 1 year.CaptureProof was among 5 digital entrepreneurs in the health care field that participated in the Startup Challenge. Each company was allotted 7 minutes tomore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care.The 2014 winners are:NYU Langone Medical CenterMayo Clinic Hospital – RochesterThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterBeaumont Hospital, Royal OakRush University Medical CenterUniversity ofmore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care.“As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of continuous quality improvement and accountability that ismore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced the winners of the 2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, UHC Supplier Diversity Leadership Award, and UHC Sustainability Award at the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas.2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence AwardHonored for excellence in supply chain management, the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award winners are:University of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsDenver Health (#1 Public Safety Net Hospital)The University of Vermont Medical Center (more...
  • 10/20/14
    UHC and AVIA have partnered to launch the 2nd Annual UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered, a competition which provides 5 digital health care startups the opportunity to pitch a new health care innovation in front of a live audience for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.The five presenting companies were selected through collaboration with UHC, a Chicago-based consortium of 118 leading academic medical centers and over 300 of their affiliated hospitals, and AVIA, the innovationmore...
  • 10/07/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, has entered into an agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health to jointly create, market and present professional development programs and conferences on population health, governance and other related healthcare transformation topics. Population health is broader than traditional health care, as it takes into consideration all of the factors (social, economic, environmentalmore...